Allayne Webster


Children’s and Young Adult novelist, Allayne Webster, grew up in the coastal fishing town of Kingston South East, South Australia. She is the recipient of three South Australian Arts Grants, a Board Member of the Salisbury Writers' Festival, and helped to establish the Women's Professional Development Network Book Club at the University of Adelaide.

Allayne’s middle grade title, Paper Planes (Scholastic) was a 2016 CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Children’s Awards for Literature. Her other titles have appeared on similar lists, including the Golden Inkys and Premier’s Reading Challenge. Her work has received critical praise from reviewers across Australia.

Future Titles

October 2017 Sam's Surfboard Showdown — Junior Fiction — Scholastic, Australia
February2018 The Centre of My Everything — Young Adult Fiction — Penguin Random House

Published Titles

Our Little Secret, 2007, Omnibus Books

Longlisted for a Golden Inky

Barnesy, 2008, Omnibus Books

Stresshead, 2011, Omnibus Books

First novel in history to be recorded in Australian Hansard/

Paper Planes, 2014, Omnibus Books

Shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards in Literature 

Awarded a Children’s Book Council Notable book 

A Cardboard Palace, 2017, MidnightSun Publishing